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Georgia governor certifies presidential electors for Biden

Georgia governor certifies presidential electors for Biden Photo: White House, file

KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press
Updated: November 20, 2020 04:26 PM
Created: November 20, 2020 03:30 PM

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia’s Republican governor has certified the state’s slate of 16 presidential electors for Democrat Joe Biden.

Gov. Brian Kemp's spokesman Cody Hall said the governor certified the electors on Friday. His certification came after the secretary of state certified election results showing the state’s voters chose Biden for president.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said during a news conference Friday that he believes the numbers his office has presented are correct. He says he’s a proud Trump supporter but he’s also an engineer who lives by the motto that “numbers don’t lie.”

Since the margin separating the candidates is less than 0.5%, President Donald Trump can ask for a recount that would be done by scanners that read and tally the votes. Trump has until the end of the day Tuesday, or two business days from Friday’s certification by Raffensperger, to request the recount.

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